Improving from the Ground Up: How the Function of the Ankle and Foot Influence Your Swing
By Daniela Schellenberg
Did you know that your feet are often overlooked in golf? Why is the mobility of feet and ankles essential? We often talk about how ground mechanics can influence power and consistency in the golf swing, but we probably don't spend enough time talking about how the function of our feet and ankles affect so much of what we do in the golf swing.
X-Factor Essentials: What it is and How to Train it
By Mike Carroll
TPI Certified fitness professional Michael Carroll (attended Level 1 in the UK in June) examines the relationship between x-factor and ball-striking performance in addition to discussing strength and conditioning strategies for golf.
Alex Noren is the Hottest Golfer on the Planet: Here's How He Trains
Noren's caddy described him as "an ambitious golfer who is in the gym if he's not playing golf."
How Danny Willett matched his swing to his physical capabilities
2016 Masters champion Danny Willett shares how physical limitations have forced him to make adjustments in his swing.
Our 10 Most Popular Articles of 2015
Topics include Spieth's multi-sport background, Koepka and Thomas' workout, protecting your lower back, a 30 minute rotary routine from Jason Glass, improving your swing from the ground up and much more.
An Osteopathic Approach to Performance
By Jelle Zandveld
An overview of Osteopathic principles and how they can be used to help your athlete’s performance.
More Sports = Better Development
By Mike Hansen
How you can hinder your child’s development by focusing exclusively on golf
The Safe Way to Train Fast: Determining Your Readiness For Overspeed Training
By Chris Finn
Overspeed training is one of the hottest things in golf today. Some people call it a training aid, others call it power training and yet others say it will get your stronger and improve your balance. So which one is it and how is it supposed to be used?
How Lower Extremity Injuries Impact Ground Utilization and Swing Mechanics
By Adam Halseth
The world of golf is becoming much more aware of the importance of utilizing the ground to maximize efficiency and power in a golf swing. Adam Halseth analyzes how these variables may be impacted by lower extremity injuries and limitations.
Maximize the Speed You Already Have
By Liam Mucklow
Every player wants to hit it further, but many golfers don't realize that they already have the physical tools to do it.
When Surgery is the Right Treatment for Your Herniated Disc
By Dr. Paul Houle
What is a herniated lumbar disc and how does it occur? More importantly, how does a herniated disc affect my golf swing and how can I regain my swing once I have recovered from my injury?
The Man Behind The PGA Champ - How Marc Wahl Played a Hand in Jimmy Walker's Triumph
TPI Certified physical therapist Marc Wahl discusses his work with PGA Champ Jimmy Walker.
What We Can Learn From "Seve"
By Andy Griffiths
For anyone who plays golf, or for anyone who’s interested in golf, or better yet; for anyone who’s interested in finding and following their dreams, the newly released film, Seve, is a must see. Directed by John Paul Davidson, the film is an epic tale and true story of the life of the late Severiano “Seve” Ballesteros, one of the best and most charismatic European golfers that has ever lived. Known for his daring and creative play, Seve arguably transformed modern golf by turning the Ryder Cup from a US dominated foregone conclusion to an intense, emotionally draining, competitive clash that has resulted in some of the best moments in golf over the past 30 years.
Rethinking the Path to a College Golf Scholarship
By Brendan Ryan
Malcolm Gladwell's book, Outliers, helped popularize the 10,000 hour rule. It's a great idea, but not as simple as many parents think. Time dedicated to a task is vitally important, but how we encourage young athletes to spend that time is equally critical.
Developing Young Golfers: They'll Need To Be FAST
By Oliver C. Morton
No matter which side of the distance debate you’re on, one thing that’s clear is that Speed has become essential to success at the highest levels.
Catching Ping Pong Balls To Improve Quiet Eye For Golf
By Liam Mucklow
The Quiet Eye (QE) refers to the final fixation of eye movement at least 100 milliseconds prior to movement. Longer QE duration is exhibited by experts in comparison to non-experts.
Matching Up Thoracic Spine and Shoulders Blades in an Unstable Student
By Richard Woodhouse
TPI Certified instructor Richard Woodhouse discusses the relationship between posture in set up and the quality of movement in the swing.
5 Training Strategies to Increase Vertical Thrust Without Leaving The Ground
By Pam Owens
Vertical thrust is a significant power generator in the golf swing, but how do you train a your client that is unable to jump? Here are a few ideas from TPI Certified trainer Pam Owens.
How 43 Year Old Berry Henson Increased His Max Ball Speed By 15 MPH
We had the opportunity to work with Berry and his longtime strength coach Anthony Spain a few weeks before US Open qualifying and wanted to highlight some of the improvements they had made over the last several years, most notably how they were able to improve his maximum ball speed by over 15 mph.
Four Exercises for Stronger, More Powerful Glutes
By Dr. Ben Langdown and Jennifer Fleischer
Whether you’re looking to improve your golf game, or help prevent injuries and low back pain, focusing on glute strength is one of the most important things you can do in the gym.